Suggested Readings on New Employee Orientation


Barbazette, J. "Make New Employee Orientation A Success", 2nd Edition, J. W. Pfeiffer. To view content, click HERE.

Arthur, D.,(1998) Recruiting, Interviewing, Selecting & Orienting New Employees, 3rd Edition, AMACOM 

Barbazette, J. (1993). Make new-employee orientation a success. In J. W. Pfeiffer (Ed.), The 1993 annual: Developing human resources. San Diego, CA: Pfeiffer & Company. 

Barbazette, J., & Barbazette, R. (2nd ed. 1998). New employee orientation CD-ROM and organizer. Seal Beach, CA: The Training Clinic. 

Barbazette, J. “Design An Orientation Plan That Really Does the Job”, Supervisor’s Guide to Quality & Excellence, September 7, 1998, page 3. 

Barbazette, Jean, “Employee Orientation”, Intervention Resource Guide: 50 Performance Improvement Tools, Jossey-Bass, Pfeiffer, 1999, pages 149-157.

Barksdale, K., & Rutter, M., Corporate View: Orientation, South-Western Publishing, 1999.

Becker, J., & Ellson, S. (1987). How to develop a competency-based head nurse orientation program. Journal of Healthcare Education and Training, 4(3), 32–36.

Bergen, S., & Huchendorf, K. (1989, December). Ongoing orientation at metropolitan life. Personnel Journal, pp. 28–35.

Bridges, K. Hawkins, G., & Elledge, K. “From New Recruit to Team Member” Training & Development Journal, August, 1993, pages 55-58.

Burk, B., Gillman, D., & Ose, P. (1984, November 6). Nursing orientation: A whole brain approach. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 15(6), 199–204.

Cadwell, C. (1988). New employee orientation. Los Altos, CA: Crisp Publications.

Chapman, E. (1989). Your first thirty days: Building a professional image on a new job. Los Altos, CA: Crisp Publications.

Davis, H. S. New Employee Orientation: A How-to-do-it Manual for Librarians, Neal Schuman Publishing, 1993.

Desatnick, R. (1987, March). Building a customer-oriented workforce. Training and Development Journal, 41(3), 72–74.

France, D.R. & Jarvis, R. L. “Quick Starts for New Employees” Training & Development Journal, October, 1996, pages 47-50.

George, M., & Miller, K. “Assimilating New Employees” Training & Development Journal, July, 1996, pages 49-50.

Holton, Ed, The Ultimate New Employee Survival Guide, Petersons, 1998.

Jenking, J. (1990, February). Self-directed workforce promotes safety. Human Resources Magazine, 35(2), 54–56.

Klein, C.S., & Taylor, J. “Employee Orientation is an Ongoing Process at the DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Co.” Personnel Journal, May, 1994, page 67.

Klubnik, J. (1987, April). Orienting new employees. Training and Development Journal, 41(4), 46–49.

Leibowitz, Z., Scholossberg, N., & Shore, J. (1991, February). Stopping the revolving door. Training and Development Journal, 45(2), 43–50.

Manter, M., & Benjamin, J. (1989, September). How to hold on to first careerists: The new independent employee. Personnel Administrator, 34(9), 44–52, 105.

Markowich, M., & Faber, J. (1989, September). If your employees were the customers. Personnel Administrator, 34(9), 70–73, 101.

McGarrell, E. (1983, November-December). An orientation system that builds productivity. Personnel, 63(6).

Oldfield, K. (1989, March). Survival of the newest. Personnel Journal, 68(3).

Peper, M. (1989, Winter). First day of a new employee. Society of Insurance Trainers and Educators Journal, pp. 16–17.

Reinhardt, C. (1988, June). Training supervisors in first-day orientation techniques. Personnel, 67(6), 24–28.

Rossett, A., & Brechlin, J. (1991, April). Orienting new employees. Training, 28(4), 45–50.

Shea, G. (1981). The new employee. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.

Spruell, G. (1987, August). Off to a good start: Successful orientation programs. Infoline #708. Alexandria, VA: American Society for Training and Development.

Wanous, John, Organizational Entry: Recruitment, Selection, Orientation, and Socialization of Newcomers, Addison-Wesley Series on Managing Human Resources, 1992

Wilkins, A. L. (1990). Cultivating corporate character. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. (Audio Cassette program, 2 hours)

West, K. “Effective Training for a Revolving Door”, Training & Development, September, 1996, pages 51—52

Youst, D., & Lipsett, L. (1989, February). New job immersion without drowning. Training and Development Journal, 43(2), 73–75.

Zemke, R. (1989, August). Employee orientation: A process, not a program. Training, 26(8), 33–38.

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